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    KG Canaleta joins growing Meralco injury list after hurting hamstring in practice

    Oct 15, 2018
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    THE injuries keep piling up for Meralco.

    KG Canaleta is the latest Bolt to go down the sideline after hurting his hamstring prior to the team’s PBA Governors Cup game against NLEX on Sunday.

    The veteran forward was in uniform but didn’t play in the Bolts’ thrilling 108-105 come-from-behind victory against the Road Warriors.

    Coach Norman Black said Canaleta hurt his hamstring on Saturday during practice.

    “Practice was already over and he (KG) was just doing extra shooting when he suddenly felt the pain on his hamstring,” said Black.

    “He tried to feel if he can play during warm-ups, but he said there’s obvious pain in the hamstring.”

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      Canaleta is the latest Meralco player to get injured after Ranidel de Ocampo and Jared Dilinger.

      De Ocampo suited up for the team’s first three games but has since been placed in the injury list, where he joined Dillinger, who has yet to play for Meralco this conference.

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      Black isn’t certain whether Canaleta can still play for the team’s last three outings in the eliminations against Magnolia, Rain or Shine and San Miguel as the Bolts (2-6) chase a quarterfinal berth.

      “We still have to see what the doctor will say about it,” said the Meralco coach.

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      But while the Bolts badly missed the services of these injured players, Chris Newsome said the team is not in a hurry to have them play again.

      “I know they’re doing their best to try to get back as soon as they can. But coach said there’s no pressure for them to get back because we don’t want them to come back too soon, and then ended up re-injuring themselves,” said the Fil-Am guard.

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